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Pogba on Man United bench as Mitchell named a Palace substitute again

Paul Pogba (£7.7m) finds himself on the Manchester United bench for the first time since Gameweek 15 tonight.

The French midfielder has become a key player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men during that time and has been handed a well-earned rest for the visit of Southampton.

That could be good news for owners of Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) or Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) though.

Pogba has often been known to limit what the Portuguese international can contribute in his number 10 role given his own propensity to take up an advanced central role and pull strings too.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has also used him on the left-flank of attacking midfield, where Rashford produces his best game – so it will be interesting to see what impact there is tonight.

That said, Southampton are hardly in a solid state right now, especially when it comes to injuries.

Following the loan departures of Jake Vokins and Yan Valery has left them particularly short in the full-back areas.

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) retains his berth as the first-choice on the left of defence while Kayne Ramsay (£4.0m) fills in on the right tonight considering Kyle Walker-Peters‘ (£4.7m) most recent stand-in Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) is out with a muscle problem.

The combination of Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) and Diallo missing out means a first Premier League start for Alexandre Jankewitz (£4.5m) in central midfield alongside James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m).

Ralph Hasenhüttl can call on his first-choice forwards though with Danny Ings (£8.4m) and Che Adams (£5.9m) both up-front while new loan signing Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) is not involved yet.

Newcastle are forced into just the one change for their Gameweek 22 meeting with Crystal Palace.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) sustained a muscle injury in the recent 2-0 win at Everton, which sees Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) come back into the side.

Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) and Miguel Almirón (£5.6m) provide the width in a 4-5-1 formation aimed at Callum Wilson (£6.7m) while Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) lies in waiting on the bench.

For the second match in a row, Crystal Palace are in 4-2-3-1, an interesting development considering how long Roy Hodgson has favoured 4-4-2.

Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) earns back-to-back starts at the expense of Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) for the first time since Gameweek 15, suggesting the Eagles’ manager prefers the Dutch international when playing 4-2-3-1.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) is back in the attacking midfield trio again, joined there by Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) in support of Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m).

And joining Mitchell on the bench is Jean-Philippe Mateta (£6.0m) still waiting for his first Premier League start.

Gameweek 22 Starting Line-ups

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred; Rashford, B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Ramsay; Djenepo, Jankewitz, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Adams, Ings.

Newcastle United XI (4-5-1): Darlow; Lewis, Clark, Schär, Manquillo; Fraser, Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Wilson.

Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, Clyne; Milivojevic, Riedewald; Zaha, Eze, Ayew; Batshuayi.

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2,289 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Just logged on to check the scores. Gutted I didn't bring in Shaw as I intended to, but oh well.

    Can someone please explain to me how do you get sent off 2 minutes into a game...?!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Inexperience young player

    2. Cruyff Turn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Young blood

    3. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Just watch it, absolutely awful attempt at a challenge.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers, will see if I can find a video somewhere

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Was it an awful tackle or something?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yep bad one

    5. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      By going studs up on opponenet's thigh!
      Feel for him though. The adrenaline got to him.

    6. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Oh wow, that was indeed a bad tackle...

  2. Aster
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Shaw one of my best investments

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Well done, rival above me has him the jammy sod

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      No clean sheet!

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Even if it ends 10-0 Bruno will blank

    1. Cruyff Turn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno owner, but that would be hilarious.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hehehe ... well I think all us Bruno owners may just have to put this down as one of those nights. I couldn’t blame OGS for subbing him at half time or giving him only 15-20 in second half.

  4. bitars
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anybody who has a link to Andys team?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      40

  5. jason_ni
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Is the thing of "does the tackle continue into the box" no longer a rule any more? Did they change that?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      They've forgot about it

  6. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anyone doing Robbo > Shaw? United’s next three look tasty

    1. citizenkane
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      My planned transfer next GW with Robbo's fixtures turning. Was going to bring Shaw in this GW but thought that Soton might have nicked one here

  7. GoonerSteve
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I really need to sell McCarthy

  8. pjomara
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pogba on

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Bruno to get points and ruin the theory

    2. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      For?

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Probably

  9. Bobby
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Anybody got the captaincy stats for this week?

  10. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Awful tackle!

  11. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which one sounds to be the best option for next 2-3 GWs ?

    1) Antonio
    2) Rashford
    3) Son
    4) Someone from Chelsea?

    1. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      1

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Antonio

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'll watch CHE and decide

  12. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Plleeasssee concede United!!!

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      noooooooo

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I’m on 1 from 1. I need a break!

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      The CS is already added.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Basically yeh. Too many people have MUN defs!

        I’m on a big red already. 1 from 1

    3. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Desperately need em to

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I think we’re gonna be out of luck

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Aye true, ah well, can only hope

    4. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Not gonna happen

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        I know 🙁

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hard to believe Martial kept his spot for so long over Cavani.

    1. Crouching Tiger
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Cavani is so much better really.

      Martial should be sold, not up to the standard required.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        The problem for Martial is that it is hard to find a position for him. He doesn't lift up to the requirements of a modern nr 9. He is a great finisher but lacks more versatility. I think he should play on the left wing to be honest

    2. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Should hopefully just mean he's fresh for all games in the run in!

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Don’t need to worry about a run in unlike last season, will be safely in Top 4 this season.

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Wouldn't count any chickens.. this utd team are so inconsistent, if they are up for it, top 4 should be easy.

          And then you get games like shu and arsenal where they couldn't be arsed to win!

    3. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Crazy, the only thing Martial has over Cavani is pace, and all he does is run and lose the ball anyway.

      1. Crouching Tiger
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        And is weak or too lazy at pressing.

    4. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      When you want to give a manager the benefit of the doubt but they make a decision like that consistently, mind boggling

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This reminds me one time about 3-4 years ago, I think Liverpool vs Swansea.
    Was either 5 or 6 nil. I had captained Firmino (back when he had heavy goal involvement, before Salah) and to my horror when checking the stats excitedly I see he did absolutely bugger all.

    Was fuming.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      KDB blank in a 5-0 vs Brighton last season too.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Oh yeah haha!

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yes but didn't KDB play quite well? Bruno is not himself.

      3. ajay_kl +42
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        oh god, i had buried that memory

  15. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Wan Bissaka, Shaw or Magiure?

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Shawshank

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Shaw

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Shaw..attacking and on most set pieces

    4. AIRMILES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Probably Shaw, considering price

    5. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Shaw is great for assist potential, Maguire has good attacking stats too and plays every game. I think both are good options

  16. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Vardy expected back this weekend..bring him in or wait a while and go Antonio instead?

  17. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Please no bruno blank

  18. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bruno EO?

  19. hullcityfan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I’m still not confident of a DDG clean sheet

  20. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    All my players dodging points superbly

  21. Babit1967
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Cavani is a great differential, hopefully bags another

    1. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Will probably be off for Martial soon unfortunately.

      1. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yeah, hopefully Another 20 mins at least

        1. Babit1967
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Ffs

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Martial and van de beek coming on

  23. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    This whole game is just to troll Bruno owners. We had it good for so long!

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      After captaining him against Brighton and getting a penalty after the whistle, I can’t complain about him really. But his EO is over 100 so it makes no difference as I didn’t cap.

  24. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hate my rival, just casually has Shaw and Cavani, end me

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Only 45 each!

  25. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Clear red card for Jankewitz?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yes

      1. richarlison2348
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        absolutely

    2. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      As clear as they get.

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Cavani and shaw subbed

    1. richarlison2348
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Thank god

    2. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Harsh for the shaw owners..

  27. Rhodes your boat
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Went rudiger over shaw last week 🙁

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Shaw owners absolutely furious

  29. Right In The Stanchion
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Shaw off. Loooool

  30. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Harsh for Shaw owners!